White House Doesn't Allow FBI to Interview Ford, Kavanaugh

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Members of the Senate are assessing the supplemental FBI background file for Brett Kavanaugh, which could determine whether key senators support the Supreme Court nominee. Senior White House officials said the report shows no corroboration of allegations against Kavanaugh, and are confident the path to confirmation has been eased. Kavanaugh's confirmation depends on Republican senators voting strictly along party lines but three Republicans senators have yet to say how they will vote. We'll get the latest on the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault made against Kavanaugh. We’re joined first by Derek Wallbank, politics editor for Bloomberg.


Christina Bellantoni, Journalism professor & Media Center director, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Derek Wallbank, Bloomberg, politics editor